Warning signs: When to see a gastrointestinal specialist

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Gastroenterologist Specialist

It’s usually not hard to figure out when you need to see a doctor. If you fell and broke your wrist, you wouldn’t wait to see if it gets better on its own. You’d be calling your doctor right away! However, when it comes to our digestive system, we often overlook the warning signs that […]

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Can ulcers affect bowel movements?

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Can Ulcers Affect Bowel Movements

An ulcer is a sore that can develop in a few different areas inside the body. Most ulcers occur in the esophagus, the stomach and even in some cases the intestines. They happen when the acid from your stomach deteriorates the lining in any of these areas. Peptic ulcers, also known as stomach ulcers, affect […]

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Does an endoscopy diagnose celiac disease?

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Does an Endoscopy Diagnose Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that causes a reaction to gluten. It often involves inflammation of the intestinal lining, bloating and diarrhea. It can also prevent the proper absorption of nutrients into the body. If your doctor suspects you have celiac disease, they can recommend that you get an endoscopy. There are a variety […]

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Do I Need an Endoscopy for Acid Reflux?

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Do I Need an Endoscopy for Acid Reflux

An endoscopy is a procedure that is typically used to examine an individual’s digestive tract. It is a nonsurgical procedure that involves a tube with a video camera attached to it, called an endoscope, that is used to examine the inside of a cavity in the body. An estimated 75 million endoscopies are performed each […]

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GERD

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Gerd overlay of a woman with hand on her throat

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, referred to as GERD, is a condition that causes stomach acid to flow back through the esophagus, which is the tube that connects the mouth and the stomach. When stomach acid flows back through the esophagus, it is called acid reflux, and this can cause irritation to the lining of the esophagus. […]

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